Review: The Suicide Squad
Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) once again uses her team of super villains to neutralize a threat. Led once again by a more chill Rick Flag (Joel Kimmaman) we see some familiar faces like the newly jailed again Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and some new ones in the form of Bloodsport (Idris Elba) a marksmen who is being blackmailed into the squad.
Five years after David Ayers released his embarrassment of a movie, James Gunn gives us The Suicide Squad we should've had all along. He dials up the gore, the ridiculous characters (Hello King Shark and Weasel) and there's plenty of one liners to make us laugh throughout.
Margot Robbie continues to be the star of the DCEU, but it's Idris Elba who I loved watching the most. He's not simply a Will Smith replacement from the first go around, his character was just fun to watch and I loved his report with Ratcatcher II (Daniela Melchior) her sweetness was much needed in a film full of characters who are unapologetic assholes. Polka Dot Man (David Dastmalchian) was the biggest surprise. I could not believe how much I was invested in him. Viola Davis might not have a ton of screen time but she makes the most of every scenes she's in. She's absolutely ruthless.
As much as there is to praise, I can acknowledge that the film isn't perfect. It's a tad overlong and loses steam a bit in the middle, which causes the ending to feel rushed and wrapped up far too quickly for how big of a threat it ended up being. But I'm glad this movie exists. It was the perfect fun for a Friday night.
Memorable Quote: "Yes Nanaue, that is your hand. Very good." - Amanda Waller (Viola Davis)